EZ2050/EZ2150 BARCODE PRINTER USER MANUAL

EZ2050/EZ2150 BARCODE PRINTER USER MANUAL
EZ2050/EZ2150 BARCODE PRINTER
USER MANUAL
User Manual : EZ2050 series
Version
: Rev. D
Issue Date : 2013.07.18
P/N
: 920-014411-00
1
EZ2050/EZ2150 USER MANUAL
CONTENTS
1. BARCODE PRINTER ...................................................................... 1
1-1. Box content .............................................................................................1
1-2. Getting to know your printer .................................................................2
2. PRINTER SETUP ............................................................................. 4
2-1. Loading the label roll .............................................................................4
2-2. Loading the ribbon .................................................................................7
2-3. Connecting the printer to the host computer ...................................8
2-4. Installing the driver ..................................................................................9
3. OPERATOR PANEL ..................................................................... 11
3-1. Operator panel – introduction .......................................................... 11
3-2. Function buttons – introduction......................................................... 12
3-3. Settings mode ...................................................................................... 13
3-4. Label Calibration and Self Test .......................................................... 15
3-5. Dump mode ......................................................................................... 17
3-6. Error alerts .............................................................................................. 18
4. ACCESSORIES ........................................................................... 19
4-1. internal rewinder .................................................................................. 19
4-2. Installing the rewinder guide.............................................................. 21
4-3. Label dispenser .................................................................................... 22
4-4. Installing the cutter .............................................................................. 24
4-5. Installing the Parallel adapter ............................................................ 26
4-6. Installing the Applicator interface .................................................... 28
5. MAINTENANCE AND ADJUSTMENT .......................................... 30
5-1. Installing / removing the print head module................................... 30
5-2. Adjusting the print line ........................................................................ 31
5-3. Adjusting the ribbon tension .............................................................. 32
5-4. Cleaning the thermal print head ...................................................... 33
5-5. Adjusting the balance and print head tension .............................. 34
5-6. Ribbon shield settings .......................................................................... 35
5-7. Cutter settings ...................................................................................... 36
5-8. Troubleshooting.................................................................................... 37
APPENDIX
Contents
Contents
EZ2050/EZ2150 USER MANUAL
FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
FOR AMERICAN USERS
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a CLASS A digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case
the user will be required to correct the interference at own expense.
EMS AND EMI COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
FOR EUROPEAN USERS
This equipment has been tested and passed with the requirements relating to electromagnetic
compatibility based on the standards EN 55022:2010 Class A, EN61000-3-2:2006/A2:2009, EN 61000-3-3:2008
and EN 55024:1998/A1:2001/A2:2003, IEC 61000-4-2:2008 series, The equipment also tested and passed
in accordance with the European Standard EN55022 for the both Radiated and Conducted emissions limits.
EZ2050 SERIES
TO WHICH THIS DECLARATION RELATES
IS IN CONFORMITY WITH THE FOLLOWING STANDARDS
IEC 60950-1:2005(2nd Edition)+Am 1:2009, GB4943-2001 GB9254-2008(Class A) GB17625.1-2003,
EN 55022:2010 Class A, EN61000-3-2:2006/A2:2009, N 61000-3-3:2008 and EN 55024:1998/A1:2001/A2:2003,
IEC 61000-4-2:2008 series, CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-03, date July, 2011, UL 60950-1, 1st Edition, 2007-10-31,
CFR 47, Part 15
WARNING
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference
in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
此为Class A产品,在生活环境中,该产品可能造成无线电干扰,在这种情况下,可能需要用户对其干扰采取切实可行
的措施。
Decleration
Declaration
EZ2050/EZ2150 USER MANUAL
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Please read the following instructions carefully.
1.
Keep the equipment away from humidity.
2.
Before you connect the equipment to the power outlet, please
check the voltage of the power source.
3.
Make sure the printer is off before plugging the power connector
into the power jack.
4.
It is recommended that you connect the printer to a surge
protector to prevent possible transient overvoltage damage.
5.
Be careful not to get liquid on the equipment to avoid electrical
shock.
6.
For safety and warranty reasons, ONLY qualified service personnel
should open the equipment.
7.
Do not repair or adjust energized equipment under any
circumstances.
Caution
**** Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the equivalent type recommended by
the manufacturer.
**** Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
**** Only use with designated power supply adapter model.
**** Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's
authority to operate the equipment.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Safety instructions
Safety instructions
1
Barcode Printer
1.1
Box Content
Please check that all of the following items are included with your printer.
EZ2050/EZ2150 Barcode Printer


POWER
RIBBON
DENSITY
FEED
PAUSE
MEDIA
SPEED
CANCEL
Label Stock

USB Cable

EZ2050 Series Quick Guide

Ribbon Module
Empty Ribbon Core

s
0 Serie
/EZ215
EZ2050
Power Adapter
Power Cord

Ribbon
CD
Including QLabel software
and user manual.
1
1
Barcode Printer
1.2
Getting to Know Your Printer
External view
4
1
3
2
1.
2.
3.
4.
Operator panel
Lower cover plate
Viewing window
Printer cover
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Feed slot for continuous labels
Auto-Calibration button
Parallel port (optional)
Applicator interface (optional)
N Ethernet port
USB port
Serial port (DB-9)
On/Off switch
Power jack
Feed slot for continuous labels
2
1
Barcode Printer
12
11
1
2
10
3
4
9
5
6
8
7
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
Ribbon rewind hub
Ribbon supply hub
Print mechanism
Platen roller
Tear-off plate
Release lever for print head
Adjustment wheel for sensor
Paper guide
Label tension guide
Label supply hub
Label roll guide
Release catch
1
1.
Movable sensor
3
2
Printer Setup
2.1
Loading the label roll
This printer supports the following printing methods:
Thermal transfer printing (TTP):Requires a ribbon for transferring a printed image to a medium.
Direct thermal printing (DTP):Does not require a ribbon, only thermal paper.
Please check which printing method you are using and alter the settings accordingly in the printer driver,
printer menu, and/or software.
1
2
1.
Place the printer on a flat surface and open the printer cover.
2.
Pull out the print head release lever as shown in the illustration (1) and turn it
anticlockwise to a top right position (2).
2
1
3.
4.
Pull the release catch for the label roll guide to the right as shown by the blue arrow 1.
Now slide the label roll guide forward and fold it up as shown by the blue arrow 2.
4
2
Printer Setup
5.
Place the label roll on the label supply hub, pushing it right up to the printer housing.
(Do not apply too much pressure to avoid damaging the label stock.)
6.
Fold the label roll guide back down and push it against the label roll.
【Note】
When moving the label roll guide, hold it only by the end that is attached to the bracket,
not by its top.
7.
Load the label roll into the printer as shown in the illustration. Pass it through the
printer as indicated by the blue arrows.
3
1
2
8.
Pass the label stock through the sensor and up to the tear-off plate.
【Note】
Remember to set the movable sensor to gap, black mark, or tag hole by changing the position of
the sensor with the adjustment wheel.
5
2
Printer Setup
9.
The labels pass between the wall of the printer housing and the adjustable paper
guide.
【Note】
Pass the labels through the printer as shown in the illustration.
10.
Return the print head release lever to its original position.
11.
Then close the printer cover.
6
2
Printer Setup
2.2
Loading the Ribbon
1. Place the printer
on a flat surface
and open the
printer cover.
2. Pull out the print
head release
lever as shown in
the illustration (1)
and turn it
anticlockwise to a
top right position
(2).
1
2
3. Place a new
ribbon on the
ribbon supply
hub. Then place
an empty ribbon
core on the
ribbon rewind
hub.
4. The two
illustrations on the
right show you
how to install the
ribbon
depending on
the ribbon type
(ink side in or out).
Ink side out
5. Pass the ribbon
under the print
head and back
up on the other
side. Attach it to
the empty ribbon
core.
【Note】
Do not pass the
ribbon under the
sensor.
7
Ink side in
2
Printer Setup
2.3
Connecting the Printer to the Host Computer
1.
Please make sure that the printer is switched off.
2.
Connect the power cord to the AC adapter and connect the adapter to the printer.
3.
Connect the USB cable to the printer and host computer.
4.
Switch on the printer. The operator panel should now light up.
8
2
Printer Setup
Installing Printer Driver Directly from CD Folder
1.
Insert the product CD in the CD/DVD drive of the host computer and open the "Seagull Drivers" folder on the CD.
Select the icon for the driver file and click it to start the installation.
2.
Follow the instructions on the screen. The Driver Wizard guides you through the installation procedure.
Select "Install printer drivers".
3.
Specify your printer model.
Godex EZ2050
9
2
Printer Setup
4.
Specify the port used to connect the printer to the host computer.
5.
Enter a printer name and assign the appropriate rights.
Godex EZ2050
Godex EZ2050
6.
Once the installation is complete, a summary of the printer settings is displayed.
Check whether the printer settings are correct and click "Finish" to start copying the driver files.
Wait until copying is complete, then finish the installation.
Godex EZ2050
Godex EZ2050
10
2
7.
Printer Setup
Once the driver installation is complete, the new printer should appear in the "Printers and Faxes" folder.
Godex EZ2050
Godex EZ2050
11
3
Printer Setting and Control
3.1
Operation Panel
Operation Panel Introduction
Function buttons
FEED
PAUSE
CANCEL
LED indicators
POWER
RIBBON /
DENSITY
MEDIA /
SPEED
12
The POWER (Ready) LED
lights up when the printer
has started up and is
ready to print.
(1) Ribbon status
indicator
(2) Density adjustment
indicator in Setting
Mode
(1) Media status
indicator
(2) Speed adjustment
indicator in Setting
Mode
3
Setting and Control for Operation Panel
3.2
Function buttons – introduction
FEED button
When you press the FEED button, the printer moves the label to the defined stop
position. If you are using continuous labels, pressing the FEED button will move label
stock until you release the button again. If you are using individual labels, pressing
the FEED button will move only one label. If the label does not stop at the correct
position, you need to run the auto-detection function on the label stock (see
Section 3-5).
PAUSE button
Pressing the PAUSE button while the printer is in standby mode will set the printer to
pause mode. In this mode, the printer can receive commands, but it can only
process them when it is reset to standby mode. Pressing the PAUSE button again will
reset the printer to standby mode.
Pressing the PAUSE button during printing will interrupt printing. When the PAUSE
button is pressed again, the printer resumes printing. Example: While a 10-label print
job is running, you press the PAUSE button to pause the printer. Two of the labels
have been printed. To resume printing and print the remaining eight labels, you
press the PAUSE button again.
CANCEL button
Pressing the CANCEL button during printing cancels a print job. The current print job
is cancelled. Example: While a 10-label print job is running, you press the CANCEL
button. Two of the labels have been printed. The print job is cancelled and the
remaining eight labels are not printed.
You can combine the FEED, PAUSE and CANCEL buttons in a number of ways to perform
different printer functions:
Function
Button
Self test
Dump mode
+ Power On
On
Autodetection
Factory
settings
Download
mode
Settings
mode
3 beeps
+ Power
3 beeps
1
beep
+ Power On
3 beeps
+
+
Power On
On
Beeps
+ Power
2x2
beeps
Description
Switch on the printer and keep the
button pressed until you hear 3 beeps.
After the self test, keep the
button
pressed until you hear a beep.
Switch on the printer and keep the
button pressed until you hear 3 beeps.
Switch on the printer and keep the
and
buttons pressed until you hear 2
beeps. This resets the printer to the factory
settings.
1 beep
Switch on the printer and keep the
button pressed until you hear a beep. This
mode is for download of the firmware
only.
3 beeps
Switch on the printer and keep the
button pressed for about 3-4 seconds,
until you hear 3 beeps.
13
3
Setting and Control for Operation Panel
3.2
Settings mode
In settings mode, you can change different settings, such as the printing mode or media
type.
1.
2.
3.
Switch on the printer and make sure that the POWER (Ready) LED lights up.
Press the PAUSE button and keep it pressed for about 3-4 seconds until you hear 3
beeps.
In settings mode, the buttons have the following functions:
: Minus / Enter
: Menu / Next
: Plus / Exit
4.
Press the
button to select the adjustment items; press the
button or the
button to change the setting values.
To exit the settings mode, you need to go back to the beginning of setting mode
and decide whether to save the changes you have made or exit without saving.
Once you have saved or discarded your changes, the printer will switch back to
standby mode.
Press the
button and keep it pressed for about 3-4 seconds until you hear 3 beeps.
Blinking
Steady
DENSITY
Start / Exit
Setting mode
Exit
withou
t
saving
SPEED
Description
Save &
exit
DENSITY and SPEED lights
steady to indicator the strat
or the end of setting mode.
Darkness
Decre
ase
the
setting
value
Increas
e the
setting
value
DENSITY light flashes and
then blinks for each
pressing. The buzzer will
beep when the adjustment
reaches the maximum or
minimal.
Speed
Decre
ase
the
setting
value
Increas
e the
setting
value
SPEED light flashes and
then blinks for each
pressing. The buzzer will
beep when the adjustment
reaches the maximum or
minimal.
14
3
Setting and Control for Operation Panel
When reaching this item,
Direct
Thermal /
Thermal
Transfer
DT
mode
Stop Position
Decre
ase
the
setting
value
press
button to set the
printer to TT mode, press
button to set the
printer to DT mode and
TT
mode
button to go to
press
next item.
DENSITY light blinks and
Speed light flashes. The
buzzer will beep when the
adjustment reaches the
maximum or minimal.
Increas
e the
setting
value
When reaching this item,
Buzzer
Off
press
button to set the
printer buzzer ON, press
button to set the
printer buzzer OFF and
On
button to go
press
back to Start / Exit Setting
mode.
Return to the Start / Exit Setting mode
15
3
Setting and Control for Operation Panel
3.4
Label Calibration and Self Test
Label Calibration
The printer can automatically detect and store label height.
That means the host computer does not need to transmit the label height to the printer.
Self Test
Self-test function lets you check whether the printer is functioning normally.
Here is how you run the label size calibration and self test.
1.
Check that the label stock is loaded correctly.
2.
Turn off the printer.
3.
Turn the printer on again, keeping the FEED button pressed. When the LED starts to flash red, release the FEED
button. The printer will now measure the label stock and store the label height.
4.
Once the printer has successfully measured the label stock, it will print a self-test label.
The contents of a self-test printout are listed below.
Model & Version
USB ID setting
Serial port setting
MAC address of Ethernet port
IP protocol setting
IP address of Ethernet port
EZ2050:GX.XXX
USB S/N:12345678
Serial port:96,N,8,1
MAC Addr:xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
DHCP Enable
IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Gateway setting
Gateway xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Netmask setting
Sub-Mask xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
##################################
Number of DRAM installed
1 DRAM installed
Image buffer size
Image buffer size:1500 KB
Number of forms
0000 FORM(S) IN MEMORY
Number of graphics
Number of fonts
0000 GRAPHIC(S) IN MEMORY
000 FONT(S) IN MEMORY
Number of Asian fonts
000 ASIAN FONT(S) IN MEMORY
Number of Databases
000 DATABASE(S) IN MEMORY
Number of Scalable fonts
Free memory size
Speed, Density, Ref. Point, Print direction
000 TTF(S) IN MEMORY
4073 KB FREE MEMORY
^S4 ^H8 ^R000 ~R200
Label width, Form length, Stop position
^W102 ^Q100,3 ^E18
Cutter, Label Dispenser, Mode
Option:^D0 ^O0 ^AD
Sensor Setting
Code Page
Reflective AD:1.96 2.84 2.49[0.88_23]
Code Page:850
16
3
Setting and Control for Operation Panel
Label Calibration Button
A hardware button to make a Label Calibration while printer encountering ‘’Media Error’’ during the cases when first-time
printer start up or change label or ribbon to another type, such as change using gap label to continuous or black mark
labels.
CALIBRATION BUTTON
Press
Press C-button for 2 seconds, it will make an auto-sensing to calibrate the label and ribbon’s parameters.
Press
****Press C-button is equivalent to the auto-sensing command ‘’~S,SENSOR’’ that will cancel on-printing-job and make the
Label Calibration immediately.
17
3
Setting and Control for Operation Panel
3.5
Dump mode
If the label settings do not match the printer output, you can switch the printer to dump mode to check whether an error
has occurred during the transfer between printer and host computer. In dump mode, the unprocessed raw data are sent to
the printer and printed. This shows you quickly whether any data are sent to the printer at all.
Here is how you switch to dump mode:
1.
Switch off the printer.
2.
Switch on the printer and keep the FEED button pressed.
3.
You will hear 3 beeps first and then one beep later. Release the FEED button after the last beep.
The printer will automatically print "Dump Mode Begin". That means the printer is now in dump mode.
4.
Send commands to the printer and check whether they match the printer output.
To exit dump mode, press the FEED button. The printer will automatically print "Out Of Dump Mode" and switch to
standby mode. Alternatively, you can switch off the printer to exit dump mode.
18
3
Setting and Control for Operation Panel
3.6
Error alerts
In the event of a problem that prevents normal functioning of the printer, you will see an
error message on the display and hear some beep signals. The LED indicators will also
light up.
Fast flashing
Types
Slow flashing
LED above the display
RIBBON
MEDIA
Print
head is
open
Both LEDs
light up
Entering
cooling
process
Both
flashing
Light on
Beep
Description
4x2
beeps
The print
mechanism
is not closed.
The print
head is too
hot.
No ribbon is
loaded.
Out of
ribbon
Out of
media
3x2
beeps
1x2
beeps
The ribbon is
finished or
the ribbon
roll is not
moving.
Unable to
detect the
paper.
The labels
are finished.
Paper jam.
Memory
full
2x2
beeps
The memory
is full.
Rewinder
full
2x2
beeps
The label or
liner on
rewinder is
full.
File name
not
found
2x2
beeps
Unable to
find file.
2x2
beeps
The file name
already
exists.
File name
already
exists
19
Solution
Please make sure
that the print
mechanism is
closed correctly.
Once the print
head has cooled
down, the printer
switches to
standby mode.
Please make sure
that the printer is
set to thermal
direct mode.
Replace the
ribbon roll.
Please make sure
that the gap
sensor is
positioned
correctly. If that
does not fix the
problem, run the
auto-detection
function again.
Replace the label
roll.
Check the path of
paper feeding.
Delete data you
no longer need
from the memory.
Remove the label
or liner to
continue
rewinding.
Use the "~X4"
command to print
all file names and
check whether
the file exists in the
memory.
Change the
name of the file
and try storing it
again.
4
Accessories
4.1
Internal rewinder
1
2
3
4
Rewinder
Retention clip
Screws (set of 4)
Rewinder guide
【Note】
1
2
Maximum height of the
rewound medium: 118 mm
3
【Suggestion】
4
Medium thickness: 0.06 mm–
0.25 mm
1.
Place the printer on a
flat surface and open
the printer cover.
【Note】
Remember to switch off the
printer before starting the
installation.
2.
Remove the cover for
the rewinder module.
20
4
Accessories
3.
Remove the retention
clip from the rewinder.
4.
Secure the rewinder on
the printer housing using
the four screws supplied.
2
1
5.
Now connect the
rewinder cable to the
printer housing.
6.
Installation of the
rewinder module is now
complete.
21
4
Accessories
4.2
Installing the rewinder guide
1.
Unscrew the screw marked in the
illustration on the front of the
printer, which secures the lower
cover plate.
2.
Remove the lower cover plate.
【Note】
Switch off the printer before starting
the installation.
3.
Mount the rewinder guide on the
print mechanism and secure it
with screws.
4.
Installation of the rewinder guide
is now complete.
5.
Now load the label stock.
6.
Pass the label stock through the
rewinder from the bottom up.
Secure the label stock on the
rewinder using the retention clip.
【Note】
Make sure you choose the correct
rewind direction.
7.
Close the printer cover to
complete the installation.
【Note 1】
Before you start using the rewinder,
please make sure that you have
carried out all the steps as shown in the
illustrations.
【Note 2】
To use the label dispenser, you have to
remove the rewinder guide again.
22
4
Accessories
4.3
Label dispenser
3.
Wind the label liner
around the rewinder
and secure it using the
retention clip.
4.
Return the print head
release lever to its
original position.
【Note】
Please make sure that the
label stock rewinds the right
way onto the rewind hub.
5.
Replace the lower
cover plate on the
printer and secure it
with screws
6.
Press the lower part of
the stripper sensor to
fold it out.
7.
The sensor locks in a
horizontal position.
8.
Close the printer cover
to complete installation
of the dispenser.
3
23
1
2
4
Accessories
8.
Wind the label liner
around the rewinder
and secure it using the
retention clip.
9.
Return the print head
release lever to its
original position.
【Note】
Please make sure that the
label stock rewinds the right
way onto the rewind hub.
10.
Replace the lower
cover plate on the
printer and secure it
with screws
11.
Press the lower part of
the stripper sensor to
fold it out.
12.
The sensor locks in a
horizontal position.
13.
Close the printer cover
to complete installation
of the dispenser.
3
24
1
2
4
Accessories
4.4
Installing the cutter
1
2
3
4
Cutter cover
Cutter module
Cable clips
Screws (set of 4)
【Note 1】
Remember to switch off the
printer before installing the cutter.
【Note 2】
Do not use to cut adhesive labels!
Glue residue will be left on the
cutter blade and impair its
functioning.
The cutter has a blade life of
500,000 cuts when using paper
weighing 160 g/m² and 250,000
cuts when using paper weighing
200 g/m².
1.
Unscrew the screw marked in
the illustration on the front of
the printer, which secures the
lower cover plate.
1.
Remove the lower cover
plate.
2.
Remove the two screws
securing the tear-off plate,
then remove the tear-off
plate.
25
4
Accessories
3.
Secure the cutter module on
the printer housing using the
screws.
4.
Connect the cutter cable
connector to the cutter jack
on the printer.
5.
Route the connection cable
along the bottom of the
printer housing using the
cable clips.
6.
Place the cutter cover over
the cutter module and secure
it using the screw you
removed from the lower
cover plate.
7.
Now load the label roll into
the printer and close the
printer cover.
【Note 1】
Check whether the cutter function
is enabled in the printer.
【Note 2】
Labels or paper should be at least
30 mm high.
【Suggestion】
After installation of the cutter
module, set the stop position (^E)
to 26.
26
4
Accessories
4.5
Installing the Parallel adapter
1
2
3
4
Parallel cable
Parallel adapter
Connection cable
Screws (set of 2)
1
2
3
1.
Check whether the
printer is switched off.
Place the printer on a
flat surface and open
the printer cover.
2.
Unscrew the two screws
marked in the illustration
on the right and remove
the left-hand side of the
printer housing.
3.
Unscrew the screws on
the parallel port cover
and remove the cover.
27
4
4
Accessories
4.
Install the Parallel
adapter in its place and
secure it on the housing
with screws.
5.
Connect the 30-pin
connection cable to
the motherboard.
6.
Replace the left-hand
part of the printer
housing and secure it
with the screws you
removed earlier.
7.
Installation of the
Parallel adapter is now
complete.
28
4
Accessories
4.6
Installing the Applicator interface
1
2
Applicator interface
Screws (set of 2)
1
1.
Place the printer on a
flat surface and open
the printer cover.
【Note】
Remember to switch off the
printer before starting the
installation.
2.
Unscrew the two screws
marked in the illustration
on the right and remove
the left-hand side of the
printer housing.
3.
Unscrew the screws on
the applicator interface
cover and remove the
cover.
29
2
4
Accessories
4.
Pass the applicator
cable through the
opening into the
housing.
5.
Connect the applicator
cable to the jack
marked "APP" on the
motherboard.
5.
Secure the applicator
interface using two
screws.
6.
Replace the left-hand
part of the printer
housing and secure it
with the screws you
removed earlier to
complete the
installation.
30
5
Maintenance and Adjustment
5.1
Installing / removing the print head module
1.
Open the printer
cover.
【Note】
Remember to switch off the
printer before removing the
print head module.
2.
Pull out the print head
release lever as shown
in the illustration (1)
and turn it
anticlockwise to a top
right position (2).
1
2
3.
Hold the print head
module at the front
and gently pull it out.
4.
If you cannot remove
the module by gently
pulling it, use a
screwdriver as shown
in the illustration.
5.
Hold the module at
the front and slide it
into the printer along
the guide rails. Firmly
press the module in so
the contacts are fully
connected.
31
5
Maintenance and Adjustment
5.2
Adjusting the print line
Please contact your local dealer
for technical support.
1.
Open the printer cover.
2.
Pull out the print head
release lever as shown in
the illustration (1) and turn it
anticlockwise to a top right
position (2).
1
2
3.
TPH print line adjustment:

When printing is slow or
when printing on thick label
stock, the print line must be
moved to the front (in
paper feed direction) for a
better print result. Using a
flat-head screwdriver, turn
the screws clockwise to
move the TPH forward.

The two screws on the left
and right must be adjusted
to the same position to
ensure the print line and
feed roller are in parallel.

One turn of the screw
moves the print head by 0.5
mm. To keep track of the
change in quality, you
should adjust the screws by
¼ turn at a time.

If no improvement is visible,
gently turn the screws
clockwise as far as possible,
then restart the adjustment
process from there.
A
32
5
Maintenance and Adjustment
5.3
Adjusting the print line
You can adjust the ribbon tension by
turning the ribbon shaft knob (green
wheel at the base of the ribbon
supply hub – see illustration)
clockwise or anticlockwise. There are
4 possible settings, which are marked
on the knob of the ribbon rewind
hub and the ribbon supply hub.
When set to 1, the tension is highest,
while the tension is lowest at 4. If the
tension is so low that the ribbon does
not move forward, you need to
reduce the tension of the ribbon
supply hub or increase the tension of
the ribbon rewind hub. To set the
tension, press in the knob and turn it
clockwise or anticlockwise as
required.
Increasing the tension of the ribbon
rewind hub will remove any wrinkling
of the ribbon during printing, which
results from the use of different
ribbon materials. (For details about
the wrinkling/creasing of ribbons, see
Section 5-6.)
-
If you are using a very narrow ribbon,
the printer may not move the label
stock forward (particularly with a
ribbon that is less than 2" wide). In
that case, reduce the tension by
turning the knob of the ribbon supply
hub anticlockwise. If the tension is
too high, the ribbon core may be
crushed and thus impossible to
remove. In that case, reduce the
tension of the ribbon supply hub and
the ribbon rewind hub by turning the
knobs anticlockwise.
33
+
5
Maintenance and Adjustment
5.4
Cleaning the thermal print head
Dirt on the print head or ribbon
may result in inadequate print
quality (no printed image on
part of the label). The printer
cover should therefore be kept
closed whenever possible.
Keeping dirt and dust away from
the paper or labels ensures a
good print quality and a longer
lifespan of the print head. Here is
how you clean the print head:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Switch off the printer.
Open the printer cover.
Remove the ribbon.
Release the print head by
turning the print head
release lever.
To remove any label
residue or other dirt from
the print head (see blue
arrow), please use a soft
lint-free cloth dipped in
alcohol.
【Note 1】
The print head should be
cleaned once a week.
【Note 2】
Please make sure that there are
no metal fragments or other
hard particles on the soft cloth
used to clean the print head.
34
5
Maintenance and Adjustment
5.5
Adjusting the balance and print head tension
1.
Open the printer side cover.
2.
Pull out the print head
release lever as shown in
the illustration (1) and turn it
anticlockwise to a top right
position (2).
1
2
When using a variety of label
stock and ribbons, the ink may
not be evenly distributed. If there
is no printed image on one side
of the paper, or the ribbon
wrinkles, the print head pressure
must be readjusted using the TPH
spring boxes.
3.
Move the TPH spring boxes
as shown in the illustration to
change the print head
pressure. The wider the
medium you are using, the
further out the TPH spring
boxes must be moved.
If there is no quality
improvement, you need to
change the pressure on the TPH
spring boxes.
4.
Turning the screw clockwise
increases the pressure,
while turning it
anticlockwise reduces the
pressure.
+
35
-
5
Maintenance and Adjustment
5.6
Ribbon shield settings
1.
The use of different ribbon materials may cause wrinkling of the ribbon, which in
turn affects the print result as illustrated by the examples in (a) and (b). To change
the print quality, you can adjust the ribbon shield screws.
If your print result looks like the example in (a), you need to turn ribbon shield screw A
clockwise. If your print result looks like the example in (b), you need to turn ribbon shield
screw B clockwise.
(a)
2.
(b)
To keep track of the change in print quality, you should adjust the screws by half a
turn at a time. Print a test page. If there is no improvement in the print result, turn
the screw by another half turn. Do not turn the adjustment screw more than two
full turns.
【Note】
If you adjust the screw by more than two full turns, the paper feed may no longer
function correctly. In that case, unscrew the ribbon shield screws fully and restart the
adjustment process.
A
36
B
5
Maintenance and Adjustment
5.7
Cutter settings
1.
Socket head screws for
adjusting the cutter are
located on both sides of the
cutter.
2.
In the event of a paper jam,
the cutter will no longer
function correctly. Switch
off the printer and use a hex
key (#M3) to turn the socket
head screw.
3.
Turn the key anticlockwise
to remove the jammed
paper.
4.
When you have removed
the jammed paper, you
can switch the printer back
on. The cutter will
automatically reset.
【Note】
The label medium should be at
least 30 mm long to ensure
correct functioning of the cutter.
37
5
Maintenance and Adjustment
5.8
Troubleshooting
Problem
The printer is switched on but the LED
does not light up.
The LED lights up red and printing is
interrupted.
Solution
♦
Check the power supply.
Please see the Section 2.4
♦
Check the software settings (driver settings) or command codes.
♦
Look for the error alert in the table in Section 3.3. Error Alerts.
♦
Check whether the print mechanism is closed correctly.
Please see the Section 3.3
The label stock passes through the printer
but no image is printed.
♦
Please make sure that the label stock is loaded the right way up
and that it is suitable material.
♦
Choose the correct printer driver.
♦
Choose the correct label stock and a suitable printing mode.
♦
Clear the paper jam. Remove any label material left on the
thermal print head and clean the print head using a soft lint-free
cloth dipped in alcohol.
The label stock jams during printing.
Please see the Section 6.1
There is no printed image on some parts
of the label.
There is no printed image on part of the
label or the image is blurred.
The printed image is positioned
incorrectly.
A label is missed out during printing.
♦
Check whether any label material or ribbon is stuck to the thermal
print head.
♦
Check for errors in the application software.
♦
Check whether the starting position has been set incorrectly.
♦
Check the ribbon for wrinkles.
♦
Check the thermal print head for dust or other dirt.
♦
Use the internal “~T” command to check whether the thermal print
head will carry out a complete print job.
♦
Check the quality of the print medium.
♦
Check whether there is paper or dust covering the sensor.
♦
Check whether the label stock is suitable. Contact your supplier.
♦
Check the paper guide settings.
♦
Check the label height setting.
♦
Check whether there is dust covering the sensor.
♦
Run the auto-detection function.
Please see the Section 3.2
The printed image is blurred.
♦
Check the darkness setting.
♦
Check the thermal print head for dust or dirt.
Please see the Section 6.1
The cutter does not cut off the labels in a
straight line.
♦
Check whether the label stock is positioned straight.
The cutter does not cut off the labels
completely.
♦
Check whether the label is more than 0.2 mm thick.
When using the cutter, the labels are not
fed through or cut off incorrectly.
♦
Check whether the cutter has been correctly installed.
♦
Check whether the paper guides are functioning correctly.
The label dispenser is not functioning
normally.
♦
Check whether there is dust on the label dispenser.
♦
Check whether the label stock is positioned correctly.
**** If any problems occur that are not described here, please contact your dealer.
38
EZ2050/EZ2150 USER MANUAL
APPENDIX
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
****Specifications are subject to change without notice. All company and/or product names are trademarks and/or
registered trademarks of their respective owners.
* **Minimum print height and maximum print speed specification compliance can be dependent on non-standard
material variables such as label type, thickness, spacing, liner construction, etc. Godex is pleased to test non-standard
materials for minimum print height and maximum print speed capability.
Appendix
Appendix
EZ2050/EZ2150 USER MANUAL
APPENDIX
INTERFACE

Parallel port
Handshaking
Interface
cable
Pinout
Pin No.
1
2-9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19-30
31
32
33
34-35
36

: DSTB is sent to the printer, BUSY to the host computer
: Parallel cable compatible with IBM computers
: See below
Function
/Strobe
Data 0-7
/Acknowledge
Busy
/Paper empty
/Select
/Auto-Linefeed
N/C
Signal Gnd
Chassis Gnd
+5V, max 500mA
Signal Gnd
/Initialize
/Error
Signal Ground
N/C
/Select-in
Transmitter
Computer / printer
Computer
Printer
Printer
Printer
Printer
Computer / printer
Computer
Computer / printer
Printer
Computer / printer
Serial Port
Default settings: Baud rate 9600, no parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, XON/XOFF
protocol and RTS/CTS
RS232 Housing(9-pin to 9-pin)
DB9 Socket
1
RXD
2
TXD
3
DTR
4
GND
5
DSR
6
RTS
7
CTS
8
RI
9
Computer
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DB9 Plug
+5V, max 500mA
TXD
RXD
N/C
GND
RTS
CTS
RTS
N/C
Printer
****The total current to the serial port may not exceed 500mA.
Appendix
Appendix
EZ2050/EZ2150 USER MANUAL
APPENDIX
INTERFACE

USB
Connector Type :
Pin NO.
Function

1
VBUS
Type B
2
D-
3
D+
4
GND
Internal interface
UART1 wafer
N.C
TXD
RXD
CTS
GND
RTS
E_MD
RTS
E_RST
+5V
GND
+5V
UART2 wafer
N.C
TXD
RXD
CTS
GND
RTS
N.C
RTS
N.C
+5V
GND
+5V
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Ethernet module
N.C
RXD
TXD
RTS
GND
CTS
E_MD
CTS
E_RST
+5V
GND
+5V
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Add-on module
N.C
RXD
TXD
RTS
GND
CTS
N.C
CTS
N.C
+5V
GND
+5V
Appendix
Appendix
EZ2050/EZ2150 USER MANUAL
APPENDIX
INTERFACE
Applicator wafer
+5V
+24V
Printing (out)
Print error (out)
Printed (out)
Print (in)
GND
N.C
GND
N.C
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Applicator module
+5V
+24V
Printing
Print error
Printed
Print
GND
Appendix
Appendix
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertisement